From Dead Broke to Six Figures

Life is often a saga with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re a struggling entrepreneur, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your vision guide you, not your current circumstances.

You must embrace those challenges, because that’s where your hunger for a better life is developed.

As an entrepreneur, I never wanted to be broke, and I don’t know of anybody who really wanted to struggle, but it’s part of the process. Asking the right questions, and taking the right action in life, can change everything.

At a point in my life, I was in my toughest spot. I was dead broke, but few months later I was earning a six figure income. This article contains steps I used in improving my life!

Lucidity!

Decisions can be easily made once you determine what your real values are.

Reflecting back on the lowest points of my life, I’ve realized I didn’t take responsibility for anything. I was playing the victim role. I was blaming the economy, my friends, my family, lack of resources and my location. I soon realized my focus was glutted and I needed to change my perception to life.

A shift from complexity to simplicity!

Lucidity is a key potential, and if you want results you’ve never had you need to get 100 percent clear on what you want. Only when you take full responsibility for your current reality can you change it. Minimalism is a great way to run your business, and a great way to run your life. Sieve through the noise in your head and figure out who you are, what you want and what you must give up to get there.

Attaining Confidence!

Real confidence will take you to a level very few attain. Blacklist the thought of insecurity; for it will destroy you.

Interesting things happen when you start to gain confidence. Minimize the opportunity of loosing. Everything you accomplish is based on the confidence you have in yourself and your ability to “make it happen.” The bigger the goals, the bigger the challenges.

The moment you go after your set goals, obstacles will pop-up. You must realize they are there to test your character and faith, and to see if you are serious about your goals. These days, the only security you have is the confidence in yourself and your ability to make things happen.

Improve your circle of influence!

There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did and who always will.

Re-evaluate your Circle of Influence. Who you associate with is who you become. An appropriate circle of influence will raise your standards. An appropriate circle of influence will not let you get complacent.

If you hang around four intelligent people, you will be the fifth.
If you hang around four millionaires, you will be the fifth.
If you hang around four idiots, you will be the fifth.
If you hang around four broke people, you will be the fifth.
It’s inevitable.

Such a simple concept, but what a difference it can make on your performance and business.

Crafting your ideal result process!

The amount of stress you have in your life is in direct correlation to the lack of process you have in place!

Without the habits, your long-term growth will be stunted. Once I learned where my results were coming from, I created “result process’’ that moved my business forward. Intentional action is the only thing that will get you out of the struggle.

The greatest wisdom of all time is in astutely choosing what not to do with your time. Say “no’’ more than you say ‘’yes’’. Don’t be a slave to your phone. Design everything around the lifestyle you want, not for the convenience of other people.

There has never been a better time in the history of Nigeria’s economy to create an ideal life. Whether you’re in the midst of struggle or thriving, I encourage you to continue challenging yourself. When you make a definite decision on what kind of person you will be, on an everyday basis, you start to gain control of your financial destiny. If you continue to choose growth in the moment, and show up better than you were yesterday, you will astound yourself at what you can accomplish. You’re a lot closer to six figures than you think.

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